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Notice of Spring Election

Notice of Spring Election

Candidate information for the 2023 Spring Election for the Village Board can be found HERE.

2023 Proposed Budget

2023 Proposed Budget Information   Budget Hearing: Tuesday, November 15th at 6 p.m.

November 8, 2022  General Election

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS CAN BE VIEWED HERE!

No Provisional Ballots

Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot

Notices - Polling Location, Testing of Voting Equipment, Provisional Ballots, Canvass
Referendum Notice
Referendum Explanation
Sample Ballot

Important Notice to Voters

Important Notice

The Wisconsin Election Commission has notified the Village that there was an error on the ballots that have been printed for the upcoming November election.  Wisconsin Statutes allow independent candidates to include a statement of principle, if any, in five words or less, along with their name on the ballot.  In the race for Congressional District 2, Douglas Alexander, who is running as an independent, should have the words "Term Limits for Congress" after his name instead of "Independent".   

The Village is in the process of mailing a letter to all absentee voters who have already received their ballot. The letter will also be included with future absentee requests and posted during in-person voting. 

  • If you have already returned your absentee ballot and not wish to make any changes, no action is required on your part.
  • If you have already returned your absentee ballot, and do wish to change your vote, you may contact the Clerk's office to spoil your ballot and be issued a new absentee ballot.
  • If you are just receiving the notice with your ballot, the mistake will not affect the votes cast on your ballot.

Public Informational Meeting

IMPACT OF NEW WELL #2 & SANITARY SEWER & LIFT STATION UPGRADE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Village of Arena will hold a public information meeting at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to inform the public about the financial impact to the community on the improvements of the New Well #2 and Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades.  Click here to view presentation.

DaNean Naeger, Village Clerk

BUILDING PERMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

Johnson Inspection, LLC is pleased to announce we have launched the online Johnson Inspection Permit
Application Portal, where Permits and Inspections can be requested.

This process will allow permitting, payments, and inspection requests to be streamlined and processed
immediately for owners and contractors.

Applicants can apply and pay for their permits online through the website: www.jiportal.com

The applicant will be issued a permit immediately upon the completed payment submission using Credit Card or
ACH. This process will allow work to start promptly, avoiding delays. The applicant can submit payment using a
check if they choose that method as well, but the permit will not be issued until payment has been received. This
will free up Municipal office staff time, since the applicants will not have to come to the Municipal office to pickup
and pay for a permit, while also saving time for the applicant.

The online inspection requests will enable applicants to request inspections, see when the inspection was
completed, and if it passed or failed on-demand, without having to contact the Johnson Inspection office.

Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Arena will be flushing and testing Fire Hydrants during September 13th-15th. Residents may experience some discoloration of their water.
However, the water will continue to be safe to drink. Residents may want to avoid doing laundry during this time to avoid discoloration of clothing. If you must do laundry, make sure you check the water before you wash the clothes.
Despite the inconvenience of the discolored water, it is necessary to flush fire hydrants to remove any sediment that might have settled in the water mains and also, to insure that the fire hydrants remain in good working condition.
If you have any questions, please call the Arena Public Works at 459-5838. Thank you for your understanding during this process.

Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling

Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $35 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2).  To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible).  Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at Focusonenergy.com or at 1-800-354-1898.

Public Hearing: Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
VILLAGE OF ARENA
ABBREVIATED FACILITY PLAN
SANITARY SEWER & LIFT STATION UPGRADE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Village of Arena will hold a public hearing at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to consider an Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades.
The Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades addresses the long-term Sanitary Sewer collection system and Lift Station needs in the Village of Arena. The public hearing will include a discussion of the facility planning process, the recommended improvements, and the anticipated financial impact to the community of those improvements. At the public hearing, questions regarding the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be addressed and public comments will be accepted for consideration and submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A copy of the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be available for public review at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin beginning May 9, 2022. Copies of the report may be obtained from MSA Professional Services, Inc., 1702 Pankratz Street, Madison, WI 53704 for a fee of $50.00 each beginning May 9, 2022.
Written comments regarding the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be accepted by the Village’s consulting engineer, MSA Professional Services, Inc., 1702 Pankratz Street, Madison, WI 53704 until June 7, 2022.

Dated this 9th day of May 2022.
DaNean Naeger, Village Clerk

Open Book & Board of Review

Open Book will be held on Monday May 9, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 345 West St, Arena Village Hall for purpose of inspecting the assessment roll and talking with the assessor.
  Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or until adjourned in the Village Hall. Click here for full notice.

2021 Consumer Confidence Report

2021 Consumer Confidence Report is now available for review here or hard copy is available at Clerk's Office.

Well Drilling

What is going on in the Village of Arena Park? Sam’s Well Drilling, Inc. from Randolph, WI is drilling the test well for the planned construction of the Village of Arena secondary well to be completed in late 2022 with the well house construction to be completed in 2023. A secondary well has been recommended by DNR for several years to maintain water security in the event of an equipment failure of our only well. Additionally, a second well aids in having adequate water supply in a fire event, and thirdly, an additional well sets our community up for future economic growth. Funding for this project is coming from Arena’s TIF District, which keeps Village taxpayer money in the Village. Photo courtesy of Kathy Stoltz Photography.

HIRING! Public Works FT Assistant Position

The Village of Arena approximate population of 843 seeks to fill the full-time position. Applicant will work in a brand-new facility with recently upgraded equipment.

General Statement of Job: Performs the duties of the Public Works as specified in the job description. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, lift up to 100lbs and reach.

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent, 18 or older, valid driver's license with clean driving record. A minimum of 2 years' experience in either landscaping, grounds keeping, maintenance or other machinery equipment beneficial. Ability to be trained and water certified within a year of first available test. Pay $20 per hour, 32 to 40 hours per week.

Interested candidates may submit a resume and cover letter of interest along with application to: Village of Arena, 345 West St, Arena, WI 53503, or E-mail Village Trustee Kathy Stoltz at k.stoltz@villageofarena.net. Applications will be accepted March 2nd through March 25, 2022. Review of applications will begin as received. The Village of Arena is an Equal Opportunity provider.

PW FT Assistance Job Description
Village of Arena Application
Background Authorization Form

DOG LICENSE(S) for 2022 are here!

Please remember that if you have a dog that is over 5 months of age, by state law and village ordinance, it must be licensed each year. This helps ensure that the dog is properly vaccinated. As an added bonus, if our officers come upon a properly licensed dog (meaning the license is current and is attached to the collar), we will try to get the dog home, at least a couple of times, rather than taking it to Human Society “doggy jail” and resulting in the owner of having to pay "bond" to get the dog out. Licenses can be obtained at the Village Clerk's Office – COST: $7.00 neutered/spayed; $15.00 unaltered. Please take steps to get your dog licensed as we do check when we have contact for a dog related matter (and only one warning will be given for the license issue). Thank-you.

2021 Tax Bills

Tax amounts and payments of taxes can be viewed online through Iowa County’s website. Amounts will be updated in real time as payments are posted. Click below:

Tax Amount & Payment Viewer

*Type in Village of Arena for Municipality and type in either your parcel number, street address or name to get your information. Click on your parcel and then just click on the TAXES tab and scroll down to see your tax information.

Election Workers Needed

Interested in becoming a poll worker for the 2022 elections? Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Become-PollWorker to sign up with your municipal clerk!

2022 Proposed Budget

2022 Proposed Budget
Public Hearing to be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Hard copies of the budget can be picked up at Village Hall.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report

Is now available. Click here to review. If you would like a hardcopy, they can be picked up at the Village Office.

Auto Pay - IS HERE!

An Auto Pay Authorization form is available at Village Hall or on our website to allow your utility payment to be deducted from your checking or savings account on the due date. It’s Easy! Sign up today to start enjoying these benefits:

  • No Checks to Write 
  • No Postage to Pay
  • No More Late Fees
  • No Worries!